Teamwork by families with schools to optimise listening environments, pays off for students like these two siblings (video). Having said that, a recent national survey by support entity AG Bell shows schools to be unaware of simple process changes and accommodations that really make a difference.
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Additional tips for mainstream-educated students include drafting IEPs at the start of each term, putting tennis balls on the ends of chair legs, displaying homework tasks on the board and preferential seating in classrooms.
AG Bell Survey: Family Needs – Listening To Their Voices
Financial difficulties were reported by families in accessing early intervention services, particularly when children were aged 4 to 6, and during primary school years. Similarly, parents of under-fives were most likely to use social media services to seek advice and tips for communicating as a family.
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